News 14 february — 12:13

Chibok girls kidnapper Haruna Yahaya jailed in Nigeria

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A Nigerian court has jailed a Boko Haram militant involved in the 2014 kidnapping of the Chibok girls, BBC reports.

Haruna Yahaya, 35, is the first member of the group to be sentenced for playing a part in the mass abduction.

The former trader, who confessed to his role in taking the 276 schoolgirls, argued he was made to act under duress.

But judges sitting at a military court in Kanji, who are hearing the cases of more than 1,000 suspected Boko Haram militants, dismissed his excuse.

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